160 episodes

The Smart Communications Podcast helps busy nonprofit leaders build their communications skills and develop their organization’s voice. Every episode shares insights and practical tips to help you leverage strategic communications to advance your nonprofit’s mission.

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    • 5.0 • 62 Ratings

The Smart Communications Podcast helps busy nonprofit leaders build their communications skills and develop their organization’s voice. Every episode shares insights and practical tips to help you leverage strategic communications to advance your nonprofit’s mission.

    Episode 161: How can you challenge the power and practices of philanthropy?

    Episode 161: How can you challenge the power and practices of philanthropy?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, talks with Lisa Pilar Cowan, vice president of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, about the concepts of trust-based philanthropy, new ways some funders are working with nonprofits for more authentic relationships, and the connection between the community's role and the donor's role in guiding an organization.

    • 19 min
    Episode 160: Why does your website need a content strategy?

    Episode 160: Why does your website need a content strategy?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, is joined by Natalie Yelton, content strategist at Kanopi Studios, to delve into content strategy and how to create an engaging nonprofit website. They share key performance indicators to use while writing new content for your site and insights on how to lead with accessibility.

    • 15 min
    Episode 159: How can you better position your organization for funding?

    Episode 159: How can you better position your organization for funding?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, is joined by Sheleia Phillips, founder and principal consultant of SMP Nonprofit Consulting, to talk about how to better position your organization to secure funding. Hear examples of nonprofits that have better positioned themselves to receive funding and find out what the shift looked like that led to their success.

    • 19 min
    Episode 158: How can staff take care of themselves while changing the world?

    Episode 158: How can staff take care of themselves while changing the world?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, talks with Meico Marquette Whitlock, founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, about mindfulness in the workplace and offers tips that nonprofit leaders can apply to cultivate care and resilience among their teams.

    • 28 min
    Episode 157: How can you raise awareness and build trust?

    Episode 157: How can you raise awareness and build trust?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, sits down with Derrick Feldmann, managing director of Ad Council Research Institute and Ad Council Edge, who shares tips for nonprofit staff who are looking to connect awareness and action, to reach people who are hard to reach, and who want to equip trusted messengers to be amplifiers of their mission.

    • 24 min
    Episode 156: How can we have courageous conversations?

    Episode 156: How can we have courageous conversations?

    Farra Trompeter, co-director, is joined by Nneka Allen, Camila Pereira, and Nicole Salmon, co-editors of Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love, a collection of lived experiences written by 15 accomplished Black North American fundraisers in the United States and Canada, to discuss how nonprofit staff can push for more honest, kind, clear, and direct conversations with their colleagues.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

tommye w-c ,

Great!

Interesting and impactful insights to use and leverage in your non profit.

obacker19 ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Sarah does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving nonprofit and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Business Improv ,

Well done!

A valuable exploration of how individuals, teams, orgs and the public can communicate better with each other for better results. A great listen!

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